I hope all the Canadians out there
had a fantastic Canada Day, and the Americans,
a terrific Fourth of July! Paddy and I try to
make it out to the local fireworks display every
year, and this one was no exception. As you can
see from the below photos, it was a perfectly
clear summer evening with plenty of Canadian pride
If I'd had it together (and not
been spending so much time watching the World
Cup lately!) I would've posted this video of astronaut
Chris Hadfield and his brother, Dave singing about
Canada on Canada Day. You can read the lyrics
and chords here.
While my Goodreads Come See About
Me contest concluded earlier this week, and
the winners been sent out their books, my summer
giveaway continues with the chance to win signed
copies of sci-thriller Yesterday AND its
sequel Tomorrow. If you haven't read them
yet but can imagine something like Looper
meets an Inconvenient Truth meets Say
Anything but in book form, you'll get a good
idea of what the novels are like.
Because the Netherlands vs Costa
Rica match will be starting shortly I have to
wrap this entry up! But before I go I want to
recommend some fun summer reading for kids ten
and upGovernor Generals Literary
Award finalist Deborah
Kerbel's new book: Bye Bye, Evil Eye.
Here's the blurb:
A summer trip to Greece seems
like the perfect chance for thirteen-year-old
Dani to spend some time on the beach, help her
bookish best friend Cathy get her first kiss,
and maybe find some summer romance of her own.
But when bad luck begins to strike over and
over, and continues to strike when she returns
to her home in Toronto, Dani starts to wonder
if she is cursed. Literally. Cathy tells of
the evil eye, and warns that a curse
may have been put on Dani by a mysterious girl
whose path she crossed in Greece. Dani gets
sick, injured, and her family car is vandalized.
Is it the evil eye, or is someone
out to get Dani? And what bizarre lengths will
Dani go to as she tries to get the curse lifted?
I finished reading it the other
day and am now hoping Deborah's planning a sequel
for Dani & Kat! Get a load of the snazzy
trailer. It's one of the best I've ever seen.
Now, Go Netherlands!
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